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No audio after drivers installed

By boland85
Sep 26, 2010
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  1. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,372   +167

    1) Hmmm... So if you look carefully through all of Device Manager now, do you see any devices anywhere with a yellow or red icon? By chance, any category labeled Other?

    2) Pls answer above question. Tho as best i can tell i think your sound card has died :dead: as doesn't seem any indication Windows can still detect the sound card hardware any longer

    3) Thou you should also check your BIOS. If there's Onboard Audio listed is it set to Enabled?

    If your gettin a new computer maybe then just as well... Otherwise, if sound card really did go kaput! (as it appears) USB sound cards are usually pretty cheap alternative (based on your needs and quality of sound you want, etc)
  2. boland85

    boland85 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    no red or yellow icons. :( and how do i check my BIOS? and in the mean time do you know of a way to get the sound thru my tv?
  3. boland85

    boland85 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    ok im gonna replace my sound card but i was looking to take the old one out and its just a tiny little metal cube. not a card like the one i was looking to get. if i install the new one without taking the old one out will it still recognize the new one?
  4. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,075   +76

    There's a very strong possibility that the onboard sound went kaput. Your best bet, if you want to listen to music and watch movies on your computer before getting a new one, is to get yourself a new pci soundcard. They aren't expensive unless you want a high end audiophile/ or gaming grade card. Here's a good, basic, no frills card - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829102003
  5. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,075   +76

    Whoa! Do NOT attempt to remove that "little metal cube"! It's onboard sound and is there to stay. The new card will cancel that out and take control over the sound.
  6. boland85

    boland85 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    sweet thanks guys! i really do appreciate you coaching me thru this all to just get a new sound card anyways! lol ill replace that for now. but i was already looking into a new comp. just saving up the funds for a custom one! :) THANK YOU!!!!!
  7. boland85

    boland85 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    lol ok.. i didnt touch it. its still there. doesnt look like it would come out anyways :p
  8. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,075   +76

    You're very welcome! That's what this friendly little community is here for :)
  9. boland85

    boland85 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    alright so.... update. i got a crappy little usb sound thing. it works for the time being untill i get my new computer! again i really appreciate the help!!!!!! :) :) :) :) THANK YOU
  10. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,075   +76

    ^^^ +1 :grinthumb


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